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How a California city is cleaning up, building green, & protecting residents from pollution

How a California city is cleaning up, building green, & protecting residents from pollution | green streets | Scoop.it
  Over decades, the 14-acre commercial flower nursery in Richmond, California became a severely blighted site, its old greenhouses falling into disrepair and its soil polluted with years of pesticide and herbicide applications. 

After the nursery closed, contamination posed an obstacle to redevelopment. Not a great place for housing, one might think.

But think again: these challenges are being overcome as the site is cleaned of contaminants and transformed into what will be the city’s greenest new residential development.

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‘Not So Big’ concept works in Illinois | New Urban Network

‘Not So Big’ concept works in Illinois | New Urban Network | green streets | Scoop.it
For the first time, Sarah Susanka, architect and best-selling author of the popular Not So Big House book series, has designed a house for a development.
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New Orlean’s First LEED NC-Silver Multi-Family Development : GAB Report

New Orlean’s First LEED NC-Silver Multi-Family Development : GAB Report | green streets | Scoop.it

In just over two weeks, it will have been six-years since the the category-5 Hurricane Katrina crossed into the United States and rebuilding efforts continue to this day. New Orleans, Louisiana, was one of the hardest hit areas along the Gulf of Mexico. It received much attention from people across the country and many organizations saw a tremendous opportunity to rebuild New Orleans in a sustainable manner.

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